Tag: acrylic on canvas

Holiday Workshops: 3-D Art Under The Sea

Holiday Workshops: 3-D Art Under The Sea

The 3-D “Under the Sea” hanging door art project was a winner! All the kids loved the tactile painting, glueing, sticking, messy time! Each piece of artwork looked completely different. In The Zone seriously champions self expression with gentle guidance so they learn along the…

Holiday Workshops: Crazy Creature

Holiday Workshops: Crazy Creature

In The Zone hosted another series of school holiday workshops during the June/July 2018 holidays. We had a lot of fun … and so did the children. They painted up a storm. The ‘Crazy Creature’ project is a huge favourite as it lets their creative…

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

Should I Paint the Sides of My Canvas?

 “The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it’s selling.” – Peter Drucker – Many artists are trying to sell work, which in my opinion as a specialist in Visual Communication, is incomplete. If you’re going to paint a boxed canvas, there’s a front AND…

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – DAY 4: GECKO MANIA

Day 4 at In The Zone school holiday workshops had the learners painting up a storm with their wooden, cut-out geckos. Boy, did they LOVE this project!   They first painted their gecko tails black and then chose different colours for the rest of the…

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

Holiday Workshop – Day 1: Safari Painting

In The Zone started their April school holiday programme with a safari-inspired acrylics-on-canvas painting. Each child got an A3 stretched canvas, a bunch of plastic wild animals to choose from, pencils, paper and very inter-active discussion about wild animals. After drawing their lion, giraffe, bat,…

Art in the Park – March, 2018

Art in the Park – March, 2018

South African Society of Artists (SASA) had their Art-in-the-Park event on Saturday 17th March. In The Zone had a glorious and very successful day. The weather was perfect, although it did start off a bit blustery, but all calmed down by mid-morning. At 9am, Rose and…

How should I sign my painting?

How should I sign my painting?

“A man’s kiss is his signature.” – Mae West. Always consider your clients. When creating your art, one’s signature is part of the composition and therefore it affects the whole aesthetic. It’s not an afterthought. It’s the final brushstroke to say, “yes, I’m done!” In Mae…

What-A-Lot-Of-Dots-I-Got!

What-A-Lot-Of-Dots-I-Got!

Whoohoo! – Our first Facebook competition winner, Kim Cassidy and friend, Gabrielle, joined us at In The Zone for an acrylics-on-canvas painting project. Firstly, the group rummaged through magazines tearing out pieces of colour to form an interesting ‘family’ of colours. Our artists then mixed…

Hannah’s 10th Birthday

Hannah’s 10th Birthday

Hannah chose the theme “Mythical Creatures” for her 10th birthday party at In The Zone. We started with a brain storming session where the seven girls called out all the mythical creatures they could remember. We had a mixed bag of wonderful, believable-unbelievable creatures: peacats,…

Rama’s 41st Birthday Party!

Rama’s 41st Birthday Party!

Celebrating at In The Zone with a ‘Transformation’ themed birthday party, was Rama and 5 of her special friends. Rama chose the theme and suggested a Monarch butterfly image to paint as a piece of collaborative art where everyone has to paint part of the…